Excellent standard of pastoral care

Known for our outstanding pastoral care and trusting partnerships with parents, the pastoral system at Truro School underpins everything that we do. Alongside high quality teaching and learning, it ensures the success and personal development of the children in our care, so they flourish academically and socially.

Truro School is distinguished by being a place where every child is known by name, by face, and by character.

Direct communication with your child’s tutor

The fundamental building blocks of a successful education is the relationship between school and home. There are bound to be times when you have worries and anxieties about your son or daughter. When concerns are great, you will want reassurance from someone who really knows your child, someone who sees them on a daily basis. Contact between parents and form tutors is imperative and we ensure that you can always raise concerns and obtain answers quickly. The Deputy Head of Pastoral, the Head of Year, the School Chaplain, the Medical Centre and the school’s counsellor all act as further points of contact for children and parents alike.

Proactive safeguarding

We work to prepare your child for the large variety of life’s challenges, not only those they will encounter during their school days, but also trials they may face later on in adulthood. Truro School’s Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE) programme therefore plays a key role in the provision of excellent pastoral care. The programme confronts difficult issues, helping your child to make informed choices as they grow up. During PSHEE sessions your child will learn age-relevant information about aspects of life including relationships, mental health, money, drugs, alcohol and more. Educating parents and students about new threats

When it comes to keeping students safe, we know that we cannot sit still. The rise and accessibility of social media channels and apps represent new areas of risk. Through parent information evenings, our senior pastoral team will regularly update you with advice on such things as e-safety. We also run parent and child workshops to help you deal with these unfamiliar hazards.

What the inspectors said: In their latest visit, the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) scored the quality of pupils’ personal development as ‘Excellent’, the highest grade possible.

The Truro School Identity

Our school motto, Esse Quam Videri (to be, rather than to seem to be), captures the essence of our identity and is defined by the 5 C's below. Underpinned by strong Christian principles, we are a caring and inclusive community which values, nurtures and develops each individual.

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